Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Advocates Call for Investigation of GEO Group Abuses
As the US Department of Justice continues to decline to investigate ongoing abuses of immigration detainees in private detention facilities, a new voice has joined the chorus of those calling for some accountability to be imposed on the system. The Public Advocate for the City of New York has written a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, urging him to investigate the ongoing abuse of immigration detainees. He is joined by local and national politicians who want the DOJ to do something about the abuses immigrants face in detention. As an NYC Council Member stated, "Detention centers that do not respect basic human rights have no place in New York City or anywhere else in the United States."